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University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive

Established in 1961, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive is a world-renowned research archive dedicated to the study of musical traditions from around the globe. The Archive’s collection of more than 150,000 audio, video, print, and photographic items documents musical expressions throughout the world and includes unique field recordings as well as rare commercial recordings. As part of UCLA’s Department of Ethnomusicology, the Archive preserves and makes accessible over 50 years’ worth of audio and video recordings of the department’s famed concerts and also of lectures by legendary scholars and performers, ranging from Mantle Hood to Ravi Shankar to Dizzy Gillespie. In addition to preservation and access, the Archive offers a wide range of research, outreach, and educational services. From international scholars to local community members and UCLA students and faculty, the Archive is recognized locally and internationally as an important center of ethnomusicological research and discovery.

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UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive
1630 Schoenberg Music Building
Los Angeles, California 90095-1657
Telephone: (310) 825-1695
Fax: (310) 206-4738
Email: Archive@arts.ucla.edu
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Date: 19uu Description: Aman Folk Ensemble Source:  1 Reel of 1: Film: 8 mm Call Number:  Item 200505amf006 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Program
Topics: californialightandsound, Folk dance music--California, Folk dancing--California, Aman Folk...
Description:   Aman Folk Ensemble American Originals: Canadian Suite --  "Norteño," Texas Folklorico -- Appalachia , "Cripple Creek." Source:  1 Tape of  1: VHS Call Number:   collection 2005.05 Item 200505amvt045 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source:  6 Tapes of  6: Betacam SP Call Number:  Collection 2005.05 Item 200505amvt031 - Item 200505amvt036 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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NOTE : There are occasional long silences between performances. 
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Description:  Los Angeles-based Aman Folk Ensemble's first work in modern dance/folk fusion, collaborating with composer-choreographer Laura Dean. The 24-month project was funded by Phillip Morris, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts. The finished work, "Light," was a special commission made to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Los Angeles-based Aman Folk Ensemble. In addition to choreography, Dean is credited with costume design and...
Topics: californialightandsound, Folk dance music--California, Folk dancing--California, Aman Folk...
Description:  Aman Folk Ensemble presents ReMade in America at the Ford Amphitheatre Source:  2 Tapes of 2: VHS Call Number:  Collection 2005.05 Item 200505amvt004; Collection 2005.05 Item 200505amvt058 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description:  Laura Dean's "Light" performed by Aman Folk Dance Ensemble. Source:  6 Reels of 6: Film: 16 mm Call Number:  Collection 2005.05 Item 200505amf001 - Item 200505amf003, Item 200505amf005, Item 200505amr008, Item 200505amr030 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description:  Aman Folk Ensemble in Crescent City, California: Tape 1: Children's show in the morning Tape 2: Evening show Source:  2 Tapes of 2: VHS Call Number:  Collection 2005.05 Item 2005.05amvt079, Collection 2005.05 Item 2005.05amvt085 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Date: 19uu Source:  1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number :  Collection 2005.05 Item 2005.05amvt070 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source:  1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number:  Collection 2005.05 Item 2005.05amvt069   Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description:    The AMAN Folk Ensemble features traditional dance and music from around the world in a fast-paced, energetic, contemporary program. Their 2000 program, The Immigrants, explores what happens when artists steeped in their own traditions bump up against each other and compare rhythms, steps, and harmonies. Highlights include the Rapper Sword Dance from England, the Bottle Dance from Hungary, and the Gumboot Dance from South Africa. The finale shows how Irish step dancing migrated...
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Description:  Premiere  of  Armenian Suite, including men's solos in finale; Hardangen fiddle solo; Tuareg; Algerian, Bunjevacko; Kathak; Sop; Staro Bosansko; Turkish song; Samarkand; Lezghinka; Romanian, Hungarian; Egyptian; Irish; Appalachian. Source:  1 Tape of 1: VHS Call Number:  Collection 2005.05 Item 2005.05amvt090 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source:  1 Tape of  1: VHS Call Number:  Collection 2005.05 Item 200505amvt052 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source:  1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number:  Collection 2005.05 Item 200505amvt065 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source:  1 Tape of  1: VHS Call Number:  Collection 2005.05 Item 200505amvt026 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Date: 19uu Source:  1 Tape of 1: VHS Call Number:  Collection 2005.05 Item 200505amvt062 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source:  2 Tapes of 2:  3/4 inch videotape; 1/2 inch videotape Call Number:  Collection 2005.05 Item 200505amvt066, Item 200505amvt078 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source:  1 Tape of  1: VHS Call Number:  Collection 2005.05 Item 200505amvt055 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Date: 19uu Description:   Bora Özkök: Sivas -- Bitlis -- Demonstration Source:   1 Tape of  1: VHS Call Number:   Collection 2005.05 Item 200505amvt026 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Date: 19uu Description:  Nihon Odori: Gasa Odori; Oni Odori (technique) by Miyoko Komori, sensei. Plus Robyn - Persian suite. Source:  1 Tape of 1: VHS Call Number:  Collection 2005.05 Item 2005.05amvt073 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description:  Madame Xu Shuying was an expert on minority folk dances from China.  Madame Xu called dance a kind of international body language and described Chinese ethnic dances ranging from the shoulder-twitching Mongolian style (suggesting the horseman's life) to Han "flower" dances or the suppressed Korean minority's relatively constrained movements.  She said the challenge is to find ways to "maintain and develop and pass on" dance traditions (and those of all art...
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